Quotes by Dorothy Sayers

Dorothy Sayers birth to deathDorothy L. Sayers was a novelist, playwright, essayist, and poet best known for her Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. However, she considered her translation of Dante’s Divine Comedy to be her best work. She was born on June 13, 1893. She was a good friend of C.S. Lewis. Here are some quotes by Sayers:

“Do you find it easy to get drunk on words?”

“So easy that, to tell you the truth, I am seldom perfectly sober.”

“Books… are like lobster shells, we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.”
“Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman is uncontrollable by any earthly force.”
“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”


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2 responses to “Quotes by Dorothy Sayers

  1. ladywinfred

    Love the one about books being like lobster shells!! Sigh! Another writer I want to read again. So many writers, so many good books, so little time.


    • So little time is true. I’m happy that I joined our reading group, it forces me to finish a book each month. I’m enjoying Some Luck by Jane Smiley. She knows how to develop characters.


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